Living Planet Fellowship call for proposals 2019

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Deadline 1 November 2019

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Organisation: European Space Agency (ESA)

The European Space Agency (ESA) invites you to participate in the Call for Research Proposals of the Living Planet Fellowship 2019.

The main objective of this initiative is to support young researchers who hold a doctoral degree and would like to initiate a scientific career in the context of Earth Observation and Earth System Science.

With this call, ESA plans to support a number of Post-Doctoral researchers to carry out a research project at a Host Institution in an eligible ESA Member State, with a ceiling price of 99KEuro for 2 years, under a co-funding scheme.

Candidate researchers shall submit research proposals responding to one of following Research Areas:

1. Advancing Novel Methods and Techniques:

Targeted research projects aimed at developing innovative methods, novel algorithms and new EO products and datasets, expanding the scientific use of the Sentinel missions, the Earth Explorers, or the ESA long-term data archives into new scientific areas and application domains.

Activities shall establish a solid basis to expand the missions product portfolio and stimulate novel science results and innovative applications.

Priority will be given to developing and validating novel algorithms, data processing techniques, advanced methodologies, and new EO-based products, that maximise the exploitation of the new capabilities offered by the Sentinel missions, the unique data offered by the Earth Explorers, the long-term series of ESA data archives, also in combination with meteorological and non-ESA missions.

2. Advancing Earth System Science:

Cutting-edge scientific activities aimed at maximizing the scientific impact of ESA and European missions in terms of new discoveries and advances in Earth System Science, addressing the new challenges of the ESA EO Science Strategy.

Projects shall contribute to answering major open questions in Earth System Science, and shall address scientific challenges posed by international Earth System Science communities and international science groups (e.g., WCRP, SOLAS, GCP, etc.).

Priority will be given to activities that maximise the scientific return of ESA and European EO assets including Sentinel, Earth Explorers and Meteo mission data, the long-term ESA archive and existing EO-based long-term datasets (e.g., ESA project results).